A few notes about December, many of which don't show up in the photos or videos:
- Despite some remaining snow, the trails were rideable again this week -- felt good to be out there spinning pedals after I had already played some noon-hour hockey a couple of days before.
- We were hosted for wonderful pre-Christmas parties at Lorne and Nada's, Liz and Richard's, and Myron and Tracey's -- feeling lucky to have great friends here in town who are so generous with us even when we're not hosting them very much.
- Ivy had a terrible week a couple of weeks ago -- intimidated by her substitute teachers (beloved Mrs. Hopkins was sick all week), no fun at the dentist, and just feeling blah. This week, she was thankfully back on track. Christmas parties for her school, skating club and gifted class went really well, which certainly helped.
- My staff party was fun this year...a feast and wine at Summerhill Winery, followed by local comedian Herb Dixon, who had us howling. Thanks to mom and dad for watching all the kids yet again...which reminds me that Pearl watched the kids when Tannis and I had a decadent date at The Cellar Door Bistro earlier on. Gooood livin'.